A consumer's guide to the world of real estate

Check our recent articles from leading consumer advocates in the real estate industry.  Whether you are buying, selling, or just wanting to learn mmore about real estate, these articles will help you to learn what other companies don't want you to know.    

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How to find a good real estate agent

How to find a good real estate agent

Learn how to find a good agent, what questions to ask, and how to avoid common consumer traps within the real estate industry.

How to find a good real estate agent

How to find a good real estate agent

Learn how to find a good agent, what questions to ask, and how to avoid common consumer traps within the real estate industry. Read more

What is a buyer's rebate

What is a buyer's rebate

While there are a lot of costs associated with your home purchase, did you know that there is a way to get some money returned to you? It is called a buyer's rebate (or buyer's refund), and it is paid back to you from your agents earned commission. Learn more about rebates and how to get one. Read more

How do buyer agents work

How do buyer agents work

If you choose to be represented by a buyer's agent, then there are some things you need to know before you sign a ciient agreement, Learn how they work, what you need to look for, and what you need to know to ensure you are getting the most of your agent (personally and financially). Read more

You have options when it comes to selling your home

You have options when it comes to selling your home

You have options when it comes to how you sell your home. You need to pick the right one based on your knowledge and budget. Here are a few of the most common options when it comes to selling. Read more

Can you negotiate with a listing agent?

Can you negotiate with a listing agent?

While some agents will tell you that a 6% commission rate is standard in the industry, you should understand that there is nothing legally written anywhere that requires agents to offer that percentage. Let's talk about how you can negotiate a lower commission. Read more

The billion dollar referral business

The billion dollar referral business

Did you know that a lot of "free" real estate platforms aren't technically free for sellers? Some help themselves to a nice percentage of the 6% commission you have to pay. Here is what you need to know about pay to play and referral networks. Read more

How to find a good home inspector

How to find a good home inspector

Jessie Tait, a home inspector, teaches us about home inspections, how to find a good one, and what items on your inspection report are actually quite common. Read more

Where does all of that commission money go?

Where does all of that commission money go?

Commissions should always be discussed before you sign a contract with an agent. But, how can you prepare yourself to negotiate on commissions if you don't know who is getting paid what? Here is a clear and transparent breakdown of who is getting a cut of that 6%. Read more

How do moving companies work?

How do moving companies work?

Bruce has spent the past 16 years helping clients move all over the world, and was recently interviewed by Lindy Chapman on relocation and how moving companies work. This article covers highlights from the interview including how moving companies price your move, how to save money, and how to plan Read more

Things To Do

Things To Do

Selling later this year? Take this time to start working on these home projects now to get you ready! Read more